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Overstreet's Favorite Films of the 1970s

92 films

These are my favorite films of the 1970s, ranked in an ambiguous fit of how important they have been to…

  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • Porco Rosso
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Eight Men Out
  • Ladyhawke
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Wings of Desire
  • The Secret of Kells
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

We Need More Fantasy Films Like These

29 films

As a four-time fantasy novelist, I feel I've earned the right to campaign for this.

Sci-fans get their big-screen and…

  • C'mon C'mon
  • Pig
  • The Green Knight
  • The French Dispatch
  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Favorite Films of 2021

66 films

I don't know a way to effectively represent that, for the first time in my 25 years of publishing year-end…

  • Three Colours: Blue
  • Wings of Desire
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Son

Jeffrey Overstreet's 100+ Favorite Films — 2023 Edition

131 films

This is the new 2023 edition of my all-time-favorites list.

And let's face it — these things are so subjective, and…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • PlayTime
  • 8½

Favorite Films of the 1960s

26 films

I mean, I realize that "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is a short that exposes the absurdity of comparing and contrasting…

  • Vertigo
  • Ordet
  • Tokyo Story
  • Pather Panchali
  • Ikiru

Favorite Films of the 1950s

38 films

I'm happy with the ranking of the top 20 here — these are films I genuinely love. Beyond that, it's anything…

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Dekalog
  • Yi Yi
  • Almost Famous
  • The Wind Will Carry Us
  • Beau Travail
  • The Dark Knight
  • Memento
  • The Prestige
  • Batman Begins
  • Oppenheimer
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • After Yang
  • What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  • Women Talking
  • The Fabelmans

Favorite Films of 2022

94 films

For a detailed list, visit Looking Closer. For a detailed list with personal video testimonies about each of the top…